And when they were young they loved one another and plighted their troth.
Your niece has plighted her faith to me, and I have plighted mine to her.
She did not blame herself in the least nor recall that Stair was only keeping his pledged and plighted word.
Yet you sought to dispose of her against her heart, against her nature, against her plighted word.
The coy warrior-maiden would fain break her plighted word; and we, here in our weakness, shall perish from her wrath.
Probably, indeed, the lad would side with them, despite his plighted word.
He knew that she considered herself, and was considered by another, as pledged and plighted.
To the chains of duty, honor, gratitude, had been added that of his plighted word.
Nathless he surrendered empire true to faith and plighted word, Lived for years in pathless forests Indra-prastha's mighty lord!
Not that she has any fear of his fealty, or that he will prove traitor to his troth now plighted.
"to pledge" (obsolete except in archaic plight one's troth), from Old English pligtan, plihtan "to endanger, imperil, compromise," verb form of pliht (n.) "danger, risk" (see plight (n.2)). Related: Plighted; plighting.
"condition or state (usually bad)," late 12c., "danger, harm, strife," from Anglo-French plit, pleit, Old French pleit, ploit "condition" (13c.), originally "way of folding," from Vulgar Latin *plictum, from Latin plicitum, neuter past participle of Latin plicare "to fold, lay" (see ply (v.1)).
Originally in neutral sense (as in modern French en bon plit "in good condition"), sense of "harmful state" (and current spelling) probably is from convergence and confusion with plight (n.2) via notion of "entangling risk, pledge or promise with great risk to the pledger."
"pledge," mid-13c., "pledge, promise," usually involving risk or loss in default, from Old English pliht "danger, risk, peril, damage," from Proto-Germanic *pleg- (cf. Old Frisian plicht "danger, concern, care," Middle Dutch, Dutch plicht "obligation, duty," Old High German pfliht, German Pflicht "obligation, duty" (see plight (v.)). Cf. Old English plihtere "look-out man at the prow of a ship," plihtlic "perilous, dangerous."